Discover Global Trade Trends for 2020 & Beyond

Uncover Top International Trade Trends & Outlooks in DMCC's Latest Future of Trade 2020 Report

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the world’s largest Free Zone and the Dubai government authority on commodities trade and enterprise have officially launched its much-anticipated Future of Trade 2020 report.



About The Future of Trade Report

The Future of Trade Report is a biennial publication that explores the changing nature of global trade and identifies trends in trade growth and factors that impact it including policy updates, moving supply chains, trade finance, infrastructure, and sustainability.

The report is a synthesis of quantitative research, global viewpoints on what the future holds based on research, data, and interviews with business leaders and trade experts across eight key trade hubs.

Our 2020 Global Trade Report Findings

The Future of Trade 2020 report is the third edition of DMCC’s flagship report. In the 2018 edition of the Future of Trade report, DMCC found that ‘trade will find a way’. However, in 2020, geopolitical uncertainty, trade tensions, and an unprecedented pandemic are reshaping the trade landscape.

The 2020 report explores the impact of these factors across the following areas: geopolitics, technology, trade finance, trade infrastructure, and sustainability.

DMCC’s exclusive report reveals how…

Preferential trade agreements are at the forefront for moving trade policy forward instead of relying on consensus around WTO reform.

Technology has the potential to impact trade drastically. Technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things are the way forward for the industry.

The gap between financing and developed infrastructure is set to widen in the coming decade. Our report provides further insights into how to bridge this gap to encourage trade growth, including securing funding from other industries and governments.

The economic impact of COVID-19 was huge, but the pandemic has also bought an opportunity for ‘green recovery’. Our report details how green economic recovery is a key opportunity for businesses in the coming years.

Frequently Asked Questions: Impact of COVID-19 on Trade

Our report obtains accurate forecasts and predictions from some of the world’s most renowned academics and trade experts.

How has COVID-19 impacted sustainability in trade?

How Can Governments Enable Trade to Support Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery?

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